Get to Know Your Judicial Candidates
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Information for Candidates
It is important for judicial candidates to carefully consider the election laws and ethical considerations throughout the entire campaign.
The information below is provided by the Tennessee Bar Association. If you are interested in taking an online continuing legal education course, please click the links below.
- Running For Office 2013: Election Law
- Running For Office 2013: Ethical Consideration
- Running for Office 2013: Campaign Finance Compliance
"[T]he vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men."
— Lyndon B. Johnson
Materials to consider:
Resources from the American Bar Association
Law Day 2014 Guide:
Home of the Brave (2004)
Award-winning documentary about murdered civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo and the role she played in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Eyes on the Prize (1987) Selma to Montgomery March segment
Eyes on the Prize is a documentary series about the African American Civil rights movement.
Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change (2007)
The nuns who visited Selma in 1965 are reunited almost forty years after the Selma to Montgomery march to view themselves and the protests on tape for the first time. The people of Selma, both Catholic and Protestant, offer their
views on the nuns' contributions to history.
Chisholm '72 – Unbought & Unbossed (2004)
This documentary looks at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to Congress.
Electoral Dysfunction (2012)
Electoral Dysfunction features political humorist Mo Rocca's road trip to see how voting works – and doesn't– in America. It educates viewers about the vital role voting and elections play in our representative democracy through creativity and humor.
Election Day (2007)
Filmmaker Katy Chevigny documents the public's engagement in the electoral process by presenting eleven interwoven stories of individuals – including factory workers, busy moms, ex-felons, diligent poll watchers and Native American activists – and their experiences from dawn to midnight on Election Day, November 2, 2004. This is an inspiring film about citizens taking responsibility and exercising their right to vote.
Stealing America: Vote by Vote (2008) available online screening
Filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman meticulously documents the systematic "theft" of votes over the past decade by interviewing completely credible eyewitnesses to outright election fraud and unacceptable disruptions in security measures, including incidents in Ohio and Florida, considered presidential election swing states.